In the Matter of Opinion No. 17-2012 of the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics (A-22-13; 072810)
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice’s pro bono bankruptcy program does not present a conflict of interest under
RPC 1.7. With appropriate safeguards, a volunteer attorney can represent a low-income debtor in ano- asset Chapter 7 bankruptcy matter even if the attorney’s firm represents one or more of the debtor’s creditors in unrelated matters.